You did your homework, got everything prepared, and you both survived the first day of school. But what now? Our Art Therapist Anna Storch shares her tips, and the number one issue she helps children deal with.
Using hypnotherapy for children is an effective, efficient and fun way to help your child with whatever it is they need to achieve. The most common issues I deal with are:
Helping learn how to handle certain situations better eg bullying or anger issues
Benefits of practicing relaxation with your child
How to help your child relax is a question many parents ask. Relaxation is vital for children’s health and wellbeing. A few minutes’ relaxation each day can help children to stay calm and focus on school targets. As a play therapist I see children after school when they are usually tired, and some of them also suffer from anxiety related to their school day. I have noticed that teaching children how to release tension through breathing techniques and easy exercises helps them to cope much better with their busy day at school, and their listening and problem-solving skills improve. Listening to creative visualisation stories encourages them to go on imaginary journeys, freeing up their creativity.
We all have, to some degree, a fear of something. Phobias can range from the very common:
Altophobia- fear of height
Aviophobia – fear of flying
Arachnophobia - fear of spiders
Although I’m new to Children’s Therapies, I have been running Family Yoga sessions for a while now, and I’m always amazed to see the benefits of family yoga and how the family dynamic grows and develops through the sessions. In our modern age of Internet, TV and video games, and rushing our children from one after-school activity to the next, it’s hard for parents to find space in their schedules for downtime together as a family, but the those I work with have told me that even a one-hour yoga session each week is improving their family life at home.